Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (ESCC)

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

The East Sussex Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment was considered and approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) at its 25 July meeting 2017.

To download the PNA please visit the East Sussex Joint Needs Assessment website. The document can be accessed via this link, under the “All ages” section:

What is the PNA?

As from 1st April 2013 every Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) in England has a statutory

responsibility to publish and keep up to date a statement of the need for pharmaceutical

services in its area otherwise referred to as a pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA).


The PNA is a key document that will be utilised in the development and improvement of

pharmaceutical services in East Sussex. National Health Service (NHS) England who are

responsible for commissioning pharmaceutical services are also expected to make reference

to the PNA when making decisions about market entry for new service providers as well as

in commissioning advanced and enhanced services.


If you have any enquiries relating to the PNA please contact:

Graham Evans

Head of Public Health Intelligence Public Health,

East Sussex County Council


Tel: 01273 336038